Panthers Win Three Events, Set 12 PR's at Capital

Eugene Boahen (Photo: Ralph Schudel)
Eugene Boahen (Photo: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Dominican Panthers indoor track and field team returned to the track on Saturday (Jan. 14) after five weeks away for the holiday break. The Panthers participated in the Comet Opener at Capital University among 15 teams. 

ODU won three events, posted five top five finishes and set 12 personal bests. 


For the second straight event, Brooke Armbrust (Grove City, Ohio) paced the field in the 60 meter run. Armbrust won the prelims with a 7.82 and followed it up with a photo finish in the final, narrowing her teammate with a 7.903 final time to finish first. She set a PR in the long jump, finishing third with a best jump of 5.23 meters. 

Molly Van Horn (Granville, Ohio) followed Armbrust in the 60 meter dash with a 7.87 prelom time. Van Horn was beat by Armbrust in the final as she timed out at 7.908, finishing second overall with a personal record. 

G'nae Morrison (San Antonio, Texas) improved from a 8.23 second prelim time to finish fifth in the 60 meter final, crossing the line in 8.127 seconds. Nikane Ambos (Wapakoneta, Ohio) and Kassydee Owens (Harlan, Kentucky) finished 13th and 20th, respectively with times of 8.46 and 8.75 seconds in the 60 meter prelims. Grace Pitt made her collegiate debut with a 9.45 second run, slotting 25th in the listing. 

Marie Pascaline Ndayishimye bested her previous shot put throw with a 9.11 meter throw, finishing 15th overall. Jadelyn McNerney (Springboro, Ohio) was 19th in her debut in shot put, topping out at 8.45 meters for a PR. 

Kelsey Shaffer (Spencerville, Ohio) reached a 800 meter personal best as she was 11th with a 2:52.54 time. 

Jeralyn Strawn (Lancaster, Ohio) and Jaclyn Strawn (Lancaster, Ohio) ran in the mile as they ended with times of 6:20.70 and 6:29.74, ranking 15th and 18th. 


Owen Wilhelm (Sunbury, Ohio) won the high jump, reaching 1.86 meters in his best attempt. 

Eugene Boahen won his prelim and overall title in the 60 meter dash. He put up a 7.09 in the prelims to qualify for the final. He won the event with a 7.02 second mark. 

Manny Codjoe (Bolingbrook, Illinois) was the second Panther in the 60 meter finals. The senior ran nearly identical times between the prelim and final, 7.205 to a 7.20 as he was seventh in the final order. 

Aly Diaby was 11th in the 60 meters, crossing the tape at 7.227. Blake Wilson ended in 17th with a 7.36 second prelim time. Jaivien Steele (Cleveland, Ohio) was 19th in his first Panthers race. Ben Seely (Chesterton, Indiana) and Ismael Obas (Columbus, Ohio) were back-to-back with 7.47 seconds and 7.53 seconds. Obas reached a PR in his run. 

ODU had six runners in the mile run, as junior Jacob Krous (Galena, Ohio) finished seventh overall with a 4:38.04 PR time. Merrick Shorter (Dublin, Ohio) rounded out the Panther pair in the top ten, in ninth with a PR of 4:51.12. Ethan Sinning (Tipp City, Ohio) was in 12th overall with 4:56.21. Marcus Steele (Columbus, Ohio) ended with a 15th place personal best at 5:06.54. Landon Latham (Westland, Michigan) was not far behind with a 5:13.58 in 17th place. Edward Devaney (Lexington, Ohio) ran the mile in 5:28.27 - a PR best along with an 18th place finish. 


The Panthers will return to action in Springfield again on January 28th at Wittenberg.

Contact: Tyler Stotsky